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Development of treatment options for European foulbrood
Program Honey Bee
Research organisation New South Wales Department of Industry and Investment for and on behalf of the State of NSW - Inactive
Objective summary 1. To determine the minimum infectious dose of Melissococcus pluton required to initiate European foulbrood (EFB) in artifically raised honey bee larvae. 2. To determine whether 8 fatty acids (previously demonstrated to inhibit the growth of M. pluton) can protect honey bee larvae from infection with M. pluton. 3. To determine the minimum inhibitory concentration of oxytetracycline to M. pluton in artifically raised honey bee larvae.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Sunday, January 01, 2006
Project completion date Sunday, November 23, 2008
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Safeguarding Australia
Rural priority Biosecurity
RIRDC goal HBE-Reduce the incidence and impact of pests and diseases on the beekeeping and pollination services industries
Principal researcher Michael Hornitzky (AC)
Research manager Dave Alden
Admin contact Cara Brooks